Book Review: Rough by Sybil Bartel +Giveaway #BlogTour

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I’m not your boyfriend. I’m not the guy next door. I don’t even play nice.

My hands twisting in your hair, my whispered demand in your ear—I’m the fantasy Rough by Sybil Bartelyou’ll wish you never had.

When I’m through with you, every inch of your body will know where I’ve been. You won’t crave more, you’ll beg for it. Because I’m not just the cocky smile with military hardened muscles you paid five grand for—I’m the experience you’ll never forget.

One night with me and you’ll know exactly why women pay me to be rough.

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A story about a guy named Jared, who used to be part of marine and now working as a male escort, and a lady named Sienna, who hired Jared for a night so she can forget her break-up with her boyfriend.

This is another book that I’ve read this year that has some erotic scenes on it and so far, I like this one. Though, I admit that I’m just skipping those scenes as I’m more interested in the story of the characters.

The plot is well-written. The story is also not boring because there are scenes that will make you feel hot and curious about what’s happening between Jared and Sienna. The obstacles that they will face and how they will surpass it is exciting and thrilling. There might be times I’m irritated on the characters’ actions and decisions, but I think that’s a strength of this book because it just made me get into the story more.

Jared is handsome and well, just as what they say, rough. He doesn’t do a relationship, and he is the type of guy who always takes control.

Sienna is a preacher’s daughter. Aside from being innocent, I can say that she is stubborn. She also has this hidden nature that only Jared can show, and that’s what makes the story more interesting.

Everything is almost perfect aside from it being predictable for me.

Overall, this is a sizzling quick read for me. I am recommending this for adult readers who like romance novels.

Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from Xpresso Book Tours.

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rate 4

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ASIN: B06W2H99T1

Publication Date: March 20th, 2017

Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Series: The Alpha Escort Series, 02

Format: Kindle Edition

Language: English

Pages: 242

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Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the Sybil Bartelsand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.


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11 thoughts on “Book Review: Rough by Sybil Bartel +Giveaway #BlogTour

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